These have played a crucial role in bridging boundaries and crossing the seas and enabling them to communicate on a common platform. It has become a popular and a potential mean for them to stay with the existing friends and to grow up their social circle at least in terms of acquaintances. In Pakistan, social networking sites are getting more popular and it has become a vital part of our social life.
Therefore, the literature review discusses the relevant research that is useful to the objectives of this research project. Several research studies investigating the topic under review are found to be very recent.
Most of the studies chosen have been published in the past four to five years. Tess presents a very comprehensive literature review paper regarding the role of social media in higher education virtual and real classes. The review has consulted almost every popular research database around the world to make this review rich in terms of covering almost every aspect of explaining the role of different social media in higher education classes.
This research finds Facebook to be the most popular social networking site among students as reported by some researchers and it has reached a one billion user base in October Myspace is another SNS which started in and got popular among people around However it is not that popular among educational setups.
Linkedln with more than 35, users has been reported as the third most popular SNS but mostly used for professional networking. In addition, this research found Blogs, Social Impact, and twitter among the other popular social networking sites.
The review found a mix of opinion regarding whether social networking platforms and technology should be integrated into learning processes or not. Tess literature survey finds many reasons for this mix of opinion.
Although most of the educational institutions have established infrastructure for the support of social media integration into class room learning, however, the effective integration methodology is still a question mark for the researchers to answer.
Some practitioners are not willing to adopt this technology due to lack of proper training in this area. His review argues that researchers who support the integration of social media into educational setup are of the view that conversational processes ensuring maximum interaction and maximum mix of reflections are possible only through social networking platforms.
The proposed research model tests how Facebook usage effects performance of students with different personality traits.
In addition the research tries to justify the relationship among the three i. Facebook usage, personality traits and academic performance. This research establishes that using Facebook has strong negative impact on academic performance of students with extrovert personalities.
However, factor of self-regulation among students greatly reduces this negative impact as they have high level of effective self-control while using social media platforms. Cognitive absorption, which defines extent of deep involvement, is another personality factor taken into consideration while undertaking this research.
However, they add that level of cognitive absorption is in turn defined by self-control and other personality factors.
The research analyzes data from respondents studying 4 years degrees in residential institutes of northeastern USA to find trends on frequency of Facebook visits and activities, time spent on Facebook, time spent on class preparation and academic grades of the students under research.
However, there is slightly negative correlation between time spent on this widely used social medium and the time spend in studying for class.
He further adds that although time spent on social media and academic performance are negatively correlated but, this relationship in real world scenarios does not seem to be a major hurdle in academic success. The negative correlation between Facebook usage and academic outcomes may be justified by some negative academic impacts related to certain ways students use this social medium.
The two researchers evaluate the pattern and frequency of Facebook use among university students while focusing gender differences and student opinion about the impacts of this medium on academic performance. The research analyzes a random sample of respondents including an equal mix of males and females.
The respondents belong to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs with a mean age of 21 years. Research analysis shows that Facebook is equally popular among male and female students of the university under study.
In addition to adverse effects of Facebook on academic performance, there was also an opinion that use of Facebook makes it hard for them to perform the best on their career performance.This paper presents a literature review of empirical research related to the use and effects of social media in higher education settings.
The adoption of social media has been steadily increasing. However, a majority of the research reported focuses on students’ perception on the effects of. THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACADEMIC PRACTICE: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE Retta Guy* Web-based technologies that support the social architecture of a community and enhance.
As social media use expands to advocacy, FIGURE 4 Percent by age group with a profile on a social networking site, â (7).
11 marketing, and entertainment, account holders may include organizations, family pets, and automated spambots. race and ethnicity A recent study from the Pew Research Center looked at Internet access by race and ethnicity (10).
Literature review; THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE this research found Blogs, Social Impact, and twitter among the other popular social networking sites. The review found a mix of opinion regarding whether social networking platforms and technology should be integrated into learning processes or not.
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The realm of Social Networking Sites is increasingly emerging as the Therefore, an attempt has been made in this chapter to review studies and articles related to the theme of the research. The review of Chapter – 2 Review of Literature.